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Common food for 2 compleetly different cats

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I have 2 cats, Sibohan is about 12 lbs and quite active While Duke is 25 lbs and a little less active. I have been feeding them their wet food seperately but I am hoping to be able to give them the same dry food. I have tried several different types of food such as pro-plan indoor cat food, wiskas etc. I have tried several brands one cat will like, the other cat dosn't... does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate anything. The stores in my area include, Petsmart, Supperpet, pet value, wal-mart, Canadian tire.... all of which sell pet food
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
I have 2 cats, Sibohan is about 12 lbs and quite active While Duke is 25 lbs and a little less active. I have been feeding them their wet food seperately but I am hoping to be able to give them the same dry food. I have tried several different types of food such as pro-plan indoor cat food, wiskas etc. I have tried several brands one cat will like, the other cat dosn't... does anyone have any ideas? I would appreciate anything. The stores in my area include, Petsmart, Supperpet, pet value, wal-mart, Canadian tire.... all of which sell pet food
Pet Valu's house brand is called Performatrin and that's what we feed Bijou and Mika. It is a pretty good quality food according to our vet - obviously not top of the line but up there.

They also have different kinds, i.e., Maintenance, Senior Cats, Kitten formulas. We use the Maintenance. It's in a purple bag.
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i dont have any sugestions on any food but good luck finding a brand their not to picky about
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Originally Posted by cazimauw
i dont have any sugestions on any food but good luck finding a brand their not to picky about
Yes, good point. I should have mentioned that you may have to mix a little of the newer food in with your older food and increase the amount over a 2 week period until they are on the new food.

I have to admit I've never really had that problem with any cat I've ever had - I've been able to change them over immediately pretty much.

The other thing I've found is that ours don't like Wellness nor do they like Royal Canin. We got sample packs at the pet show and they wouldn't eat either but they really love the Performatrin.
post #5 of 15
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Thanks Yosemite,

When we first got Duke he was on Preformatrin Dry and wet... I still have him on Preformatrin Wet but the Dry food even the Preformatrin weight control was making him huge. He liked the dry a little too much, that is why I tried him on Pro-plan. Sibohan dosn't seem to care what you give her, she picks at it throughout the day but i'm worried about Duke's weight issue when it comes to the dry food.
I have had a friend recomend Iams Multicat to me do you know anyone who has tried it?
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Iams is owned by Proctor and Gamble (i.e, large corporation who also makes house cleaning products). I am partial to the Nutro lines you can find at petsmart. Premium line of food made by a strictly pet food company for 50 plus years. My kitten's coat is like silk, she doesnt yak and her litter box odor is less. I used to use Iams but didnt want to support a large corporation whose president probably doesnt even know they make pet food. Innova would be the next choice, pricey though. IMHO
post #7 of 15
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The Nutro lines is there one that will help my thin cat maintain and my big cat loose weight do you know?
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
The Nutro lines is there one that will help my thin cat maintain and my big cat loose weight do you know?
Look at the Natural choice indoor adult... the l carnitine will help big kitty loose fat and thin kitty to gain muscle
post #9 of 15
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Sharky.. thanks do you know where that is available?
post #10 of 15
I am in theUS so forgive me if you dont have these ... Petco Petsmart and many independant stores... look up nutroproducts.com
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Pet Valu's house brand is called Performatrin and that's what we feed Bijou and Mika. It is a pretty good quality food according to our vet - obviously not top of the line but up there.

They also have different kinds, i.e., Maintenance, Senior Cats, Kitten formulas. We use the Maintenance. It's in a purple bag.
There is also Performatrin Ultra (Pet Valu) which I feed Lovey and Rocky.
They love it and will even cry for dry if I just give them the wet ( I give them regular Performatrin with the dry (just a tablespoon or so)...
Its all natural and free range with seemingly only good things in it, and honestly, I think its better than what I eat ..But Its a bit pricier though I do feed less. Its $21.00 for a 7 lb bag.
That lasts me about two weeks.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
Sharky.. thanks do you know where that is available?
There seem to be several Nutro dealers in Ottawa. You can enter your postal code here, and find the one nearest you: http://www.nutroproducts.com/dealerlocator.asp
post #13 of 15
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thanks everyone,
This is great... its so much better to get other cat owners opinions than the recomendation from the store.... stores just want to see stuff and normally recomend the most expensive brand.
I'm going to Petsmart to see if they have sample sizes
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sibohan2005
thanks everyone,
This is great... its so much better to get other cat owners opinions than the recomendation from the store.... stores just want to see stuff and normally recomend the most expensive brand.
I'm going to Petsmart to see if they have sample sizes
Just a note on the dry food and weight. Bijou is a big boy for a Siamese and Mika is much tinier - she actually probably eats more than Bijou.

Because of all the wonderful information I've received here on TCS, I am now trying to feed wet food twice a day and restrict the amount of dry food to 1/2-3/4 cup per day for both cats to share (and they do share their food very nicely). That 1/2 -3/4 cup is put down in the morning and no more is added until 24 hours later. The Senior Diet Performatrin may also be a good choice for weight control as I believe it is made more for an inactive cat.

Also most Pet Valu's I've been in have resident cats that live in the store and I wouldn't be surprised if they are feeding them Performatrin and would probably be happy to give you (or sell you cheaply) a good sized sample of the food that they are probably using for their instore cats. Never hurts to ask.
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Also most Pet Valu's I've been in have resident cats that live in the store and I wouldn't be surprised if they are feeding them Performatrin and would probably be happy to give you (or sell you cheaply) a good sized sample of the food that they are probably using for their instore cats. Never hurts to ask.
I noticed this too! The one I go to does feed Performatrin Ultra to the house cat...I was amazed that this baby is laying in the exact same spot on the counter each time I go in !
I like Pet valu better than Petland superstores, etc..as they are more personable and seem more knowledgable than the larger stores.
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